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Effective immediately Get Bent in Norwich will be doing our part to slow the spread of COVID-19. Sadly, this means we will be closing for an indefinite period of time. Namasté

About Us

High Quality, Professional Studio

Our studio began when team members of our partner company, American Ambulance, wanted access to hot yoga in the Greater Norwich area. We are proud to offer hot yoga, fitness classes, and workshops aimed at living a more authentic and healthy lifestyle. View our schedule and find the right class for you!

Our Classes

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Community Yoga Classes

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These classes are offered to the community for only $8 a class. We ask that you pre-register and pay online for this class. Cash will be accepted at the studio if you cannot pre-register. Credit cards will NOT be accepted at the studio for the community classes.

TRX Suspension Training

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TRX Suspension Training is a full-body strength workout that utilizes a person’s own body weight for resistance. Two suspension straps hang from an anchor, allowing for an infinite number of exercises that help to improve strength, balance, and flexibility. The TRX straps are adjustable and can make exercises both, more challenging or easier depending on the length and angle. This makes them ideal for all fitness levels. 

Barre

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Barre Above is a totally unique approach to barre workouts as you’ve seen them. Fusing the best of pilates, yoga, aerobics, and elements of the strengthening exercises dancers do, Barre Above™ delivers a results-driven workout that is not only fun and dynamic, but it will sculpt your body and get you into absolutely amazing shape.

Why Choose Us

Customized Instruction For Every Student

Our workshops focus on the mind, body, and spirit to enhance your yoga practice giving you greater flexibility, focus, and well-being. For those who are looking to round out their yoga classes, we have Barre classes too. Get Bent in Norwich is the area’s only hot yoga studio featuring Barre.

Get Bent in Norwich believes in an open studio community where we listen to the wants and needs of our students to create an interactive space of health and happiness.

Features

The Best of Yoga

Re-Energize

 

Strength Building

 

Stress Relief

 

Relax & Refresh

 

Beauty of Body

 

Mind & Soul

 

Expert Instructors

Meet Our Team

Kelly Harper

Kelly Harper

Yoga Teacher & Studio Coordinator

About Kelly

Drop who you’ve been told you are supposed to be; connect with your breath and gifts that are uniquely yours.  Kelly received her 200hr teaching certificate from the Mystic Yoga Shala under the guidance of Jim Conlan and Detchen Zezulka.

She’s had the pleasure of teaching at several studios in CT but her home is here at Get Bent in Norwich as the Studio Coordinator. Kelly teaches 6 classes a week and has seen amazing/inspiring transformations in students.

As you spend more time on your mat, notice that you are open to try new things, eat healthier, opt to spend time in nature and surround yourself with positive people.

My current favorite pose is a handstand.  Initially, I was afraid to leave the support of a wall. Now I do handstand all the time, anywhere I can.  Sometimes I fall-out and other times stay up forever :)… Yoga is a “Practice” not perfect; there’s freedom in that. Please join me on your mat, Namaste

Danielle Newton

Danielle Newton

Yoga Teacher

About Danielle

Danielle is an RTY-200 who completed her training at The Yoga Shop of South Windsor and Old Saybrook. Specializing in LivFree Power Yoga, Danielle teaches classes to motivate individuals and encourage personal growth both on and off the yoga mat by delivering a challenging Vinyasa class that is accessible to advanced and beginning yogis. Danielle is currently pursuing her certification for Y12SR in the hopes of bringing the transformational practice and philosophies of yoga to those affected by addiction in the community. At the age of 23, Danielle was faced with many physical challenges and was finally diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis. Given only one option, medical intervention and a lifetime of prescription treatments, she decided to navigate the healing process with physical exercise. After months of experimenting, she found yoga. Within 6 months of regular practice, all symptoms of arthritis had virtually disappeared. After years of suffering, there was finally a light at the end of the tunnel. This breakthrough turned out to be more than a physical healing; the spiritual benefits were profound! Danielle currently offers 3 classes on the Get Bent schedule; a 90-minute LivFree Power class, a 60 minute Community class, and a 75 minute All Levels Hot Vinyasa class. “I’d have to say that my favorite poses are arm balances and inversions. Not because they look cool, but because the journey to, and the challenge of coming into these poses really help you redefine what you think you’re capable of. In so many cases we approach these poses with the attitude of ‘yeah, right!’ Or ‘not me!’. Yet, with enough encouragement and dedication, we can re-shape those thoughts into ‘yes I can!’ Or ‘look at what I am capable of!’ Discovering your full potential as a human, both physically and spiritually is really what yoga is all about for me.
Jonathan Plympton

Jonathan Plympton

Yoga Teacher

About Jonathan

Jonathan began his Yoga practice 12 years ago, but it wasn’t until he found Hot Power Vinyasa at Get Bent did he fall in love with the practice. He found something in Yoga that he wanted to share with others so he enlisted in teacher training at Mystic Yoga Shala and completed 200hr YTT program. Jonathan has been teaching since 2013 and enjoys sharing this amazing practice with those who are open and willing. He understands the significance it has not only on Individuals but the rippling effect it has on communities throughout the world. He offers a practice that is fun and challenging, yet compassionate and safe, allowing students to expand in their own practice. Jonathan is currently teaching two classes at Get Bent and is a coordinator and trainer at the Finishing Trades Institute of Southern New England.

Testimonials

What People Are Saying

Never really liked yoga ’till now. Get Bent is amazing – I am able to enjoy a class at my own pace without being judged. The teachers are wonderful and are willing to work with you. I love that I am always thanked by the teachers and told I did great even if I can’t keep up.

Jackie C.

Student

Next month will be a year since I started doing yoga at Get Bent In Norwich. I can not express how much my health has improved. My thyroid condition has normalized, my chronic joint pain is gone. Each instructor is superb and unique and you learn very differently from each one of them. I encourage you to try each instructor. Thank you to your wonderful staff for guiding me on my journey to a healthier me 🙂

Ilia C.

Student

This is an amazing little studio in downtown Norwich. I love the instructors and selection of products. I also love the community; I know a good number of people already and get to know some new yogis all the time.

Stephanie B.

Student

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Time for a new yoga mat? Let us help you choose the right one!

Material: The material of a mat will determine the texture, stickiness, sponginess, and eco-friendliness. Vinyl mats last a long time while rubber mats are more eco-friendly ...but less spongy.

Thickness: When practicing balance postures it's best to go with a thin 1/16-inch mat so you can be grounded. For back support a thick 1/4-inch yoga mat will prevent your bones from digging into the ground. For a happy medium, go with a standard 1/8-inch mat.

Texture: The type of texture you pick determines the amount of traction you'll get. For sweaty yogis it's best to get a yoga mat with more grip so you don't slip. If you prefer a smooth mat, make sure it has a moisture control mechanism.

Everyone's yoga mat provides unique benefits based off of their body, the type of yoga they're doing, and their comfort preferences. Do you have any mat recommendations? Drop them below 👇

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Wishing you a beautiful Mother's Day! 🌸

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Hands that turn caring into action, touch that turns compassion into comfort, smiles that turn love into healing, this is the art of nursing. Happy Nurses Day! Thank you for all you do ❤️

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🗣️"Never apologize for being yourself." 👏"It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are." ✨

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This Spring, let's help the bees out! Here are a few ways we can bee kind to our fuzzy friends. 🐝

🌷Plant a bee garden! You don’t need a ton of space to grow bee-friendly plants — gardens can be established across yards and in... window boxes, flower pots, and planters.

🐛 Pay attention to the products you use on your green spaces. Try natural ways to keep pests away instead of chemicals.

⛲ Fill a bird bath or bowl with water and arrange rocks inside so bees will have a place to land and take a refreshing drink while they forage and collect nectar.

📍Local beekeepers work hard to nurture their bees and the local community. The easiest way to show your appreciation is to buy locally-made honey and beeswax products.

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What seeds are you planting in your life to harvest later? 🤔
Each action you take on a daily basis helps to shape your future. In order to work towards long term goals, you must start by adopting intentional new habits and releasing the ones ...that don't serve you. Consistency and self compassion are key. 💛 Believe in tomorrow.

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Spring is for new beginnings! 🌷Set your intention and try this out. For the full walkthrough go to: http://ow.ly/lNwe50Ess7c

🧘‍♂️1. Begin in a seated meditation and listen to the natural flow of your breath.

🔀2. ...Come out of the mediation with the Marichi's Pose, a nice twist for the whole body.

📏3. Then go into the Head-to-Knee Bend, a gentle tension reliever for the legs and a lengthening twist for spine and lower back.

👣4. Now for Revolved Head-to-Knee Bend, reach the bottom arm out towards your extended leg and let the other arm reach up and over you towards the foot.

🐦5. Enter Pigeon Pose to work deeper into the hips, letting the whole front of the body relax down to the mat.

🐮6. Cow Face Pose awakens and frees up even more space in the hips and side body.

🏹7. There is nothing like Bow Pose to open up the body and mind. Lay flat on your belly and tuck the whole front body down to the mat.

🙃8. Follow the same instructions as Bow and once you feel stable and comfortably open, on an exhale, open to the pose by tilting onto your right shoulder in this playful variation that you can explore.

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What have you learned on your yoga journey? 🤔

#yoga #yogaQuote #quotes #growth #healing #gratitude #selfCare #explore #norwichCT #connecticut

Happy Earth Day! 🌎There are simple swaps you can make in your everyday life that can help do something good for the Earth.

Here are 3️⃣easy product switches that you can try today to reduce plastic waste:

1. 🪥Use a ...bamboo toothbrush instead of a plastic one. Bamboo is a fast-growing grass that requires no fertiliser and self-regenerates from its own roots. A more sustainable material than plastic.

2. 🧴Try bar shampoo instead of a shampoo bottle. There are many options for products that are great for your hair and save a bottle from the landfill.

3. 🥗Opt for glass containers to store food in! Plastic tupperware can be flimsy, change color from food, leach chemicals into food, and end up in a landfill when they get worn out.

Remember, every small change can make a massive difference if we all work together to care for our environment. 🌱

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